I see what you're saying, Scott, but I'm not sure it really applies in the current situation. The Iraqis we're fighting there aren't a standing army who enlisted or were drafted to do a job, as were our troops. In fact, most of them aren't even Iraqis, but terrorists who have come to Iraq to participate in the insurgency. I don't extend to them the same respect I'd extend to soldiers in a normal war situation. Our warriors are professionals who, for the most part, do their job to the best of their abilities, regardless of their personal feelings about the mission. That's the definition of professional. Very different situation with the insurgents.....they are all about the mission (killing infidels) and not at all about being professional soldiers. Unfortunately, the terribly depressed living conditions in most of the Middle East serve to feed and drive this insurgency......these people, frankly, have nothing else to do. If they had fulfilling lives, careers, and even something to live for, they wouldn't be spending their time making IEDs and shooting our (and Iraqi) troops.